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Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm EST
later he was elected south africa's first president. let's examine the man behind the status. our first guest had a strong connection. his grandfather taught mandela and his grandmother visited the south african leader in prison. it's a pleasure to have you here. i know you are the headmaster of the groten school. i'm glad you took time on what must be a hard day, given the family connections you had and you know him yourself. >> thank you for having me, i'm honoured to be here and i thank groten school for allowing me to be here. the man would have loved that. >> tell me about your family and connections to nelson mandela. >> my grandfather taught nelson mandela in college in social anthropology. they belonged to the anc, the same organization. my grandmother was also a political leader within the anc. >> and your grandmother then also was close to him and visited him in prison, and nelson mandela wrote her. >> several times, and my grandmother would write back. she told me she wrote so many letters, some of which never reached him. a few made it all the way and she put them into a boo
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
will join us. >>> new york's mayor elects one of the biggest supporters to head the nypd. >>> a new wave of violence hit bebengazi. >> what would it be like to live on a floating ship in the middle of the ocean. >>> welcome to "consider this". we begin with the celebration of the life and legacy of nelson mandemandela. a ten-day mourning period began in south africa where mandela ercheddeendended the wave of ap. >>> mamandela's fellow lauret sd the sun will rise tomorrow and the next day and the next. it may not appear as bright today but life will carry on. joining me now is johnny carson. we are also joined by dr. silvia hill a board member at transafrica the oldest foreign policy organization in the united states. transafrica was at the heart of the anti-apartheid fight in the 1980's and she traveled with nelson mandel la o mandela on hp to the united states. thank verthank you very much fog us. >> urchyou are both uniquely positioned to talk about nelson mandela. what was your reaction to the news that nelson mandela passed. >> we all expected that he would pass in the immediate futu
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
obama was elected, the domestic politics in iran create an opening for an agreement. the sanctions we have imposed have had an impact. the iranian people are saying to their leaders, "we need relief", and we have a president who is pragmatic. he's not soft, president hassan rouhani. he's practices mattic and put it together with president barack obama's relief that a good deal is in u.s.'s interests and you have space. >> you wrote in that piece that you were hope. a lasting deal will bring about a multilayered, mean layers of positive consequences throughout the middle east. is there not the danger that by giving iran more strength, unleashing iran that it would lead to more tensions between sunni countries. and shi'ite countries. making things worse? >> it's hard to imagine that things would get worse. iran has been shut out of the middle east. we have not had relations with them for 30 years. they are not at any table where we are. turkey has been growing. saudi arabia has been growing in the region, and they have basically made themselves felt by sponsoring terrorism through hezbo
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 10:00pm EST
was elected south africa's first black president. let's exam the man behind that status. our first guest had a strong personal connection to nelson mandela. he taught him and his grandmother visited the south african leadner prison. he joins us from massachusets, really a pleasure to be with you. thank you for joining us, i know you are the headmaster of the great tan school, and really very glad that you took time on what must be a hard day for you, given how many family connections you have and the fact you knew him yourself. >> thank you for having me, and i thank god for letting me live to come here. so i think the man himself would love -- ould have loved for me to be here. >> now, tell me about your family and the connections? >> mandela was a man of humility, so it is hard to talk about my family. my grandfather taught nelson mandela in college. they belonged to the same organization the a.n.c. my grandfather was also a political leader within the anc. my grandmother -- yes, go ahead. >> your grandmother also then was close to him, and visited him in prison, and he wrote her? >> mande
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
a father", jacob zuma made history becoming the first democratically elected president in 1974. he did it after spending 27 years in prison. mike hanna looks back on the life of a man who became a global figure. >> death does not deminnish the memory of beaming smile or the twinkle in the eyes. outside the hospital where nelson mandela laid, the crowds have been intent on celebrating a life as much as mourning his death. it was a life richly lived, one in which nelson mandela was prepared to give up everything, including this freedom, for what he believed. >> many feel it is useless and futile for us to talk piece against a government who attacks unarm people. he spent $10,053 days in prison. for the public through decades. nelson mandela was a pace on a poster. few in south africa saw. in february 1990 he walked out of prison and returned to sow eto as a freeman. among his first words a tribute to those that fought. >> i have spoken about freedom in my lifetime. your struggle. your commitment, and your discipline. has released me to stand before you today. >> nelson mandela negotiated
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am EST
into your own hands. you decided that nothing would prevent you from exercising your hard-won right to elect a government of your choice. >> reporter: after one term as president, mandela did what few with humor and grace. >> the time has come to hand over the [ inaudible ]. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: but at the age of 78, mandela embarked on a new phase of public life. raising money for various charities, arbitrating in a number of conflicts. and then at the age of 80, was a famous figure in her own right. it was a union celebrated by all. >> my wife and i -- [ cheers and applause ] [ laughter ] >> reporter: a union that lasted for the rest of nelson mandela's life. >> my wife and i say thank you very much. >> nelson mandela. >> reporter: but before he died there was a chance for the world to thank him. on a chilly winter's night, nelson mandela made his last major public appearance, acknowledging the roars of the crowd and stirring hearts around the globe, as a world cup football final was held for the first time in africa. the staging a couple of miles away from the modest home
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